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Actions and Algorithms for Medical Emergencies

Saturday, April 13

9 AM - Noon

3 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA, AUX


A crisis situation can, and likely will, occur at some time in a practice. Many potential medical emergencies can be prevented. Dr. Daniel Pompa discusses the prevention, preparation, recogniition, and management of medical emergencies. A step-by-step medical approach using basic physical diagnostic methods is reviewed, giving the attendee a clear understanding of these medical findings. We will explore the "Conversational History" and how it will uncover medical issues not revealed by the standard health history form. Attendees will receive and review instructional cards depicting the most common life-threatening situations with an easy to follow action plan for both dentist and team members.

This session will enable participants to:
- Discover three simple, chair-side, non-invasive tests to help avoid an emergency.
- Recognize the most frequent life-threatening emergencies and know when and why they occur.
- Review a systematic approach to treat the most common life-threatening scenarios.
- Learn how to develop a plan for the office team when dealing with a crisis event.
- Determine when to administer the essential "Top 10" emergency drugs.
- Understand legal and moral obligations presented by medical emergencies.


Daniel G. Pompa, B.A., D.D.S., OMFS

Dr. Daniel Pompa, is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He is a Fellow in both The American Associate of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Pompa practiced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for over 30 years in New York City and now lectures full-time. In the October 2022 issue of "Dentistry Today," Dr. Pompa was cited as a "Leader in Continuing Dental Education" for 2023. He was also listed in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

He has been a guest speaker multiple times at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and New York University College of Dentistry. Dan is now a guest speaker at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, New York University College of Dentistry, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Univeristy of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine - Arizona, University of Tennessee College of Dental Medicine, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, and the Oregon Health Science University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Pompa has published in numerous journals including: The "Journal of the American Dental Association," Dentistry Today," and the "New York State Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry." Dan has been featured as a Seminar Series Speaker/Consultant for the American Dental Association and is presently a Colgate Speaker.

Dr. Pompa has now presented over 500 lectures both Nationally and Internationally. The Medical Emergency full-day course is now being presented throughout the U.S. and Canada and now in Europe and South America. Dan also has lecture topics on Dental Implants, "To Pull or Not to Pull" and "The Single Tooth Implant." All of these topics are for the entire Dental Team.

Dr. Pompa is also an inventor, having been issued a U.S. Patent for his contribution in developing a protocol for CT Guided Surgery in Dental Implantology. His patent (U.S. Patent #5,320,529) is cited today by over 350 new patents.

Dan is an avid golfer and has organized several Charity Golf Tournaments to raise money for our Veterans at the Northport VA Hospital. He is also the host of the "New York Classic Film Club" which is in its eighth year and meets at the Port Washington Public Library on Long Island, New York.

Dan has many hobbies and interests over the years that he has shared with his wife and two sons. These include traveling, skiing, golf, photography, biking, and film studies. If he is not on the road presenting lectures he can often be found on the golf course with his wife or playing with and spoiling his five grandchildren. Conflict of Interest: None listed

Daniel G. Pompa, B.A., D.D.S., OMFS
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